Toy Town kicks off Friday across Tri-State

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Published: Nov. 18, 2022 at 7:54 AM CST
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - Evansville’s Salvation army is putting out the call for toys.

The organization kicked off its annual toys for tots campaign.

Toy and gift donations are being collected at over 100 Old National Bank locations in the Tri-State in celebration of Toy Town.

Officials say they’ve seen a rise in toy applications.

They say over 700 families were helped last year; but, this year, they’re hoping to help over 1,000.

Major Jason Poff says donating even just a small toy can make a big impact on families who are struggling.

“It changes the narrative for that moment, for that moment a parent can look their child intro their eyes and hand them a toy and not have to explain why they don’t have a toy,” says Poff. “(They will) see they joy, and for a moment have a sense of peace”

For those who are interested, you’ll have until Dec. 20 to grab a gift for a child.

Officials say the Toy Town event will happen Dec. 20 and 21.